1. David Gray Begins Next Chapter With 'New Day'

    October 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. On his commercial breakthrough recording, "White Ladder," David Gray proved the value of harnessing songcraft to personal resilience. The Manchester, England-born singer/songwriter had spent 10 years recording -- first for Hut then EMI …

  2. David Gray Plans North American Trek

    October 29, 2002 12:00 AM EST Singer/songwriter David Gray will kick off a brief North American tour Jan. 26 in Detroit. The trek will visit 14 cities before wrapping Feb. 16 in Los Angeles, and follows a November/December tour of Singer/songwriter David Gray will kick off a brief North American tour Jan. 26 in Detroit.…

  3. Rascal Flatts Aims To Solidify Success On 'Melt'

    October 29, 2002 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. As Rascal Flatts prepares to return to the market with its sophomore effort, "Melt," the group and label Lyric Street Records face the challenge of topping a platinum-selling eponymous debut CD. Sales of "Rascal Flatts" have…

  4. Linkin Park Finishing Up Sophomore Album

    October 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST Linkin Park is wrapping up work on its Warner Bros. studio album with eyes on an early 2003 release and a subsequent tour. Producing again is Don Gilmore (Eve 6), who manned the console for the group' Modern rock outfit Linkin Park is wrapping up work on its Warner Bros. studio album…

  5. Hot Product

    October 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing new releases such as the "8 Mile" soundtrack and albums from Shaggy, Christina Aguilera, Tori Amos, Sixpence None The Richer, and more. 'Mile' High Eminem has recruited some of the biggest names in hip-hop to contribute to the soundtrack for his film debut, …

  6. Cry

    October 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT From the opening power chords of the funky "Free," Faith Hill is making a soulful pop-country statement, with the emphasis overwhelmingly on the pop side of the equation. From the opening power chords of the funky "Free," Faith Hill is making a soulful pop-country…

  7. Billboard Bits: En Vogue; Shaggy, Angie Martinez

    October 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on En Vogue; Shaggy, Angie Martinez R&B vocal group En Vogue, now a trio, will on Nov. 12 release "The Gift Of Christmas," a holiday album featuring four original songs alongside new versions of Christmas-themed classics. The 15-track set, due Discretion Records, features…

  8. International Diva Laura Pausini Eyes U.S. Success

    October 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Laura Pausini is making the rounds like any new artist. She's visiting radio stations, sitting for interviews, and playing industry showcases, among other duties. But there's one difference between Pausini and other hopefuls working the…

  9. This Day in Music

    October 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>69-year-old country legend Johnny Cash is released from Nashville's Baptist Hospital after a two-week stay, during which time he was treated for bronchitis. 2001 - 69-year-old country legend Johnny Cash is released from Nashville's Baptist Hospital after a…

  10. New 'Totally Hits' Disc Packs In 20 Tracks

    October 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Hit singles by Pink, Michelle Branch, and P. Diddy are among the 20 tracks on "Totally Hits 2002: More Platinum Hits." Due Oct. 29 via Warner Music Group/BMG, the sixth volume in the series combines m Hit singles by Pink, Michelle Branch, and P. Diddy are among the 20 tracks on …

  11. Anne Murray Enjoys Croonin' Country

    October 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Calling the work "the highlight of my recording career," Canadian singer Anne Murray says recording her new album, "Country Croonin'," was "more fun than I've ever had in the studio. I knew all of the words to…

  12. Tyler, Eve, Lopez Feted With Fashion Awards

    October 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Finally, an awards show where it's all about the red carpet. At last night's (Oct. 15) VH1-Vogue Fashion Awards in New York, actors, models, and musicians-turned-designers were feted for their penchan Finally, an awards show where it's all about the red carpet. At last night&…

  13. Korn Kompiles DVD, Reissues New Album

    October 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Chart-topping hard rock act Korn will issue the "Korn Live" VHS/DVD Nov. 19 via Epic/Immortal. The release chronicles the band's June 10 show at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom on the eve of the relea Chart-topping hard rock act Korn will issue the "Korn Live"…

  14. Naughton Sues 3LW For Ouster

    October 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Naturi Naughton, a former member of the platinum-selling teen group 3LW, claims in a lawsuit that she was forced out of the R&B trio because she was not "ghetto enough." Naughton, 18, says she was Naturi Naughton, a former member of the platinum-selling teen group 3LW, claims in…

  15. This Day in Music

    October 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Chris LeDoux gets his new liver. The cowboy singer, diagnosed two months earlier with primary sclerosing cholangitis, undergoes transplant surgery at the Nebraska Health System hospital 2000 - Chris LeDoux gets his new liver. The cowboy singer, diagnosed two months…

  16. Believe

    October 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT NÜ-metal band Disturbed struck multi-platinum with its debut, The Sickness, and it is well-poised to hit a similar mark with this follow-up. Reuniting with producer Johnny K., the group opted f Nü-metal band Disturbed struck multi-platinum with its debut, The Sickness, and it is well-poised…

  17. CHART BEAT BONUS

    October 04, 2002 12:00 AM EDT "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson discusses the achievements Elvis Presley, James Brown, Queen, Jackson Brown, Linda Ronstadt, India.Arie, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, and Audioslave. LONG LIVE THE KING: You can throw out your old record-books and write some new ones: Elvis Presley is No.…

  18. 3 Doors Down Entertains Navy Troops Overseas

    October 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Rock act 3 Doors Down will spend most of this month in the Mediterranean, visiting with and performing for U.S. troops stationed overseas. The goodwill tour arranged by Navy's Morale Welfare & Rec Rock act 3 Doors Down will spend most of this month in the Mediterranean, visiting with…

  19. Update: Love, UMG Reach Settlement In Contract Suit

    September 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT As expected, Courtney Love and Universal Music Group (UMG) have settled their long-standing contractual dispute. Under terms of the deal, Love is now free from her UMG contract and has already begun r As expected , Courtney Love and Universal Music Group (UMG) have settled their long-standing…

  20. Six Acts Lead MTV Europe Awards Nominations

    September 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Kylie Minogue, Eminem, Pink, Coldplay, Shakira, and Enrique Iglesias each notched four nominations for this year's MTV Europe Music Awards, to be held Nov. 14 at Barcelona's Palau Sant Jordi. The cere Kylie Minogue, Eminem, Pink, Coldplay, Shakira, and Enrique Iglesias each notched…

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